Wirescan has received a PO on LIRA cable integrity managements from a major offshore wind operator. The assignment includes LIRA tests after manufacturing, loadout, respooling, and installation.
The different test results will be evaluated and compared to identify any changes in the cable integrity during the different phases of the cable supply process.
Wirescan will perform a LIRA cable integrity management during the supply of a subsea export cable to an offshore wind farm in the UK. The assignment includes to travel to the subsea cable manufacturer and perform a LIRA reference test before and after load-out, and then again to perform a new test when the cable has been shipped to a North Sea dock for re-spooling to the transportation vessel.
After the cable laying, trenching and rock dumping, Wirescan will perform a new LIRA test and compared the result with the previous measurements. The value of the test s is to do risk management during the supply of the cable, and – in case of any damage during one of the supply processes – allocate the responsibility to the correct subcontractor.